Match report: York City 0, Burton Albion 0

York City midfielder Adam Reed battles with Burton Albion captain Lee Bell

On-loan Middlesbrough winger Ryan Brobbel gets on the ball on his return to the Minstermen line up

York City forward Michael Coulson rounds Burton Albion keeper Rob Lainton, top, but his eventual shot was snuffed out by a covering defender

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ONLY title-chasing Chelsea have now conceded fewer league goals than York City from English football’s top four divisions during 2014.

Following Saturday’s goalless stalemate with fellow play-off hopefuls Burton, ten hours of football have been played since the miserly Minstermen were last breached.

A sixth successive shut-out – two short of a club record – also means Nigel Worthington’s side have still shipped only seven times in 17 fixtures since New Year’s Day.

Jose Mourinho’s European hopefuls have let in five during the corresponding period but have the benefit of having played four fewer league games than the boys from Bootham Crescent.

While the petulant Portuguese could also call upon £29.5 million worth of goalkeeping and defensive talent, boasting 280 caps between them, for Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace, Worthington’s increasingly impressive back five has been moulded from unwanted lower-league journeymen, untried youngsters and a free transfer signing from Histon.

Centre-halves Keith Lowe and John McCombe continue to make a mockery of Cheltenham and Mansfield’s respective decisions to offload them, while Lanre Oyebanjo’s form has made him the only surviving member of the 2012 promotion-winning squad to feature during the last two months.

Fellow full-back Ben Davies, meanwhile, has become one of the side’s most reliable performers at the age of 18 and, with the passing of every game, it becomes more and more difficult to believe that on-loan Charlton shot-stopper Nick Pope had never played at Football League level prior to his first debut for the Minstermen in November.

Pope was the busier keeper during Saturday’s contest and responded with one fine reflex save and several others that he made look routine due to his anticipation and ability to catch well-struck shots so cleanly.

Since being teamed together for the first time at Fleetwood in February, Pope and his back four have not conceded a single goal in open play during 16-and-a-half hours of football.

Scrambled efforts from Exeter’s Scot Bennett and Mikael Mandron for Fleetwood, converted from a corner and free-kick respectively, remain the only goals scored against City during the last 11 matches.

It is a record that is, unarguably, the chief reason behind the Minstermen’s transformation from relegation strugglers at the turn of the year into play-off hopefuls with six fixtures left to play.

An analysis of fortunes at the other end of the pitch revealingly uncovers that Worthington’s men actually scored one more goal during the last 17 matches of the old calendar year than they have managed so far during 2014.

The side were certainly not at their most potent against a resolute Burton team who, nevertheless, worked hard to block a number of home efforts.

Ryan Bowman’s eight-yard shot on the turn called away keeper Rob Lainton into his only save of the afternoon on the stroke of half-time and the City forward has now failed to net in open play for 18 hours.

He was replaced just past the hour by Calvin Andrew who made his presence felt but has only managed a solitary goal in each of the last four seasons.

Fellow substitute Ryan Jarvis, meanwhile, has not hit the target since New Year’s Day and it remains too early in Michael Coulson’s conversion into a centre forward to ascertain whether he can switch from being a scorer of great goals to a great goal scorer.

In the absence of crocked leading marksman Wes Fletcher, there is certainly an onus on all four players to provide more goals and ease some of the responsibility on their team-mates to carry on keeping clean sheets if City are to maintain their play-off push.

Having wing wizard Ryan Brobbel back in tow, following his loan return from Middlesbrough, should provide them with sufficient ammunition.

Coulson might have done better on eight minutes when he bore down on Rob Lainton’s goal after Phil Edwards had misjudged Lowe’s long diagonal ball out of defence.

The former Grimsby and Barnsley attacker went on to skip round Lainton after he had rushed out to the edge of the box but delayed his shot long enough for Brewers skipper Lee Bell to eventually get in the way of his goalbound effort.

Burton imposed themselves on proceedings soon after with Adam McGurk lifting a near-post chance over from Callum McFadzean’s corner.

Edwards also missed the target with a couple of headers and McFadzean’s rising 15-yard attempt forced the first save of the afternoon from Pope on 29 minutes.

A firm, long-range strike from Bell was then plucked out of the air confidently by Pope before McCombe headed over from a Will Hayhurst corner for City.

Two fine efforts from Billy Kee followed – the first an ambitious 40-yard lob that bounced wide after he spotted Pope of his line and the second an excellent chest and volley strike from 25 yards that bounced off the top of the crossbar.

City rallied, though, before the break with Coulson curling a free-kick wide and Bowman’s shot saved down at his feet by Lainton.

Six minutes after the restart, Pope was called back into action to keep out Ian Sharps’ near-post header from Matty Palmer’s corner.

His smartest save followed just before the hour mark when Palmer charged on to a Kee through ball but his low eight-yard drive was parried by Pope, who also recovered to prevent the ball spinning back over his line.

The hosts responded with an off-target, edge-of-the-box volley by Adam Reed and Lowe’s header back across the face of goal from Brobbel’s left-wing free-kick.

But McFadzean drove narrowly wide for the visitors and was denied by another near-post Pope stop after Edwards had headed wide from his corner.

The last opportunity of the game saw McCombe’s speculative 35-yard half-volley drift wide in stoppage time and City finished the match satisfied with a share of the spoils and an 18th clean sheet of the season.


Match facts

York City

Nick Pope: Immaculate handling, vital save when Palmer burst through. 8

Lanre Oyebanjo: Struggled with his distribution in first half, but solid otherwise. 7

Keith Lowe: Organised the back line in typical fashion. 8

John McCombe: STAR MAN - came out on top in his physical battles. 8

Ben Davies: Rarely troubled, went about business in unfussy fashion. 7

Ryan Brobbel: Tricked his way to the byline, just needed a bit more care with final ball. 7

Russell Penn: Purposeful and in the thick of the action throughout. 8

Adam Reed: Competed well, some of his long passes deserved better reward. 7

Will Hayhurst: Dangerous from dead balls but not always in open play. 6

Ryan Bowman: Held the ball up effectively but did not trouble the opposition goal. 6

Michael Coulson: Kept plugging away but Burton snuffed out his threat. 7

Subs: Calvin Andrew 7 – bright (for Bowman, 61), Ryan Jarvis 6 – quiet (for Hayhurst, 68). Not used: Platt, Montrose, McGurk, Ingham, Puri.


Burton Albion

Rob Lainton, Phil Edwards, Ian Sharps, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Damien Mc- Crory, David Gray, Matty Palmer, Lee Bell, Callum McFadzean (Ashley Hemmings, 80), Adam McGurk (Alex MacDonald, 83), Billy Kee (Gary Alexander, 73). Subs not used: Dean Lyness, Jimmy Phillips, Dominic Knowles, Marcus Holness.

Burton star man: Kee – always threatens against the Minstermen.

Referee: Darren Deadman (Peterborough). Rating: 7/10 – decisive and moved well around the pitch.

Booked: Gray 56, Penn 80, McCombe 84.

Attendance: 3,988 (341 from Burton).

Shots on target: City 1, Burton 9.

Shots off target: City 7, Burton 6.

Corners: City 5, Burton 6.

Fouls conceded: City 10, Burton 9.

Offsides: City 0, Burton 3.

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4:57pm Sat 29 Mar 14

TheBurton says...

I'll take a draw, as long as we can manage to beat Rochdale next week! Another clean sheet though. Not bad!
I'll take a draw, as long as we can manage to beat Rochdale next week! Another clean sheet though. Not bad! TheBurton
  • Score: 9

5:39pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Prob says...

Yeah Rochdale will pose a massive challenge next week. We haven't got the easiest of run-ins but neither have Oxford or Southend.

Can't help but wishing the Oxford-Southend result the other week had gone the other way now. We'd be safely in the play-offs by 3 points with a better goal difference. But hey-ho, that's happened now.
Yeah Rochdale will pose a massive challenge next week. We haven't got the easiest of run-ins but neither have Oxford or Southend. Can't help but wishing the Oxford-Southend result the other week had gone the other way now. We'd be safely in the play-offs by 3 points with a better goal difference. But hey-ho, that's happened now. Prob
  • Score: 0

5:40pm Sat 29 Mar 14

YorkCityLuke says...

Tough game, Burton closed us down very quickly and pretty much negated our midfield. Defense and Pope outstanding again though, very impressive. On this afternoons showing I'd start with Calvin Edwards vs. Rochdale and have Bowman on the bench.

Taken in isolation, this was a fairly average performance with positives and negatives - but looking at the bigger picture, it continues a remarkable run since Christmas. Well done City.
Tough game, Burton closed us down very quickly and pretty much negated our midfield. Defense and Pope outstanding again though, very impressive. On this afternoons showing I'd start with Calvin Edwards vs. Rochdale and have Bowman on the bench. Taken in isolation, this was a fairly average performance with positives and negatives - but looking at the bigger picture, it continues a remarkable run since Christmas. Well done City. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 10

5:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

dadster says...

Point gained for me. Both teams were very well organised and it ended up being a very scrappy game. Pleased to see Brobbel get a start and he looked a threat whilst a little rusty with his final ball. Thought Andrew did well when he came on. Just wish we would play more football on the ground as we did play too many aerial balls which their centre backs won easily.

Overall we are still in bonus territory and should be a good away following at Rochdale next week. I think our style is more suited to playing away so we can go there with no fear.
Point gained for me. Both teams were very well organised and it ended up being a very scrappy game. Pleased to see Brobbel get a start and he looked a threat whilst a little rusty with his final ball. Thought Andrew did well when he came on. Just wish we would play more football on the ground as we did play too many aerial balls which their centre backs won easily. Overall we are still in bonus territory and should be a good away following at Rochdale next week. I think our style is more suited to playing away so we can go there with no fear. dadster
  • Score: 12

6:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

openallhours says...

Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday. openallhours
  • Score: -17

6:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

yorkandproud says...

Very even game. Second best side seen at BC ( Chesterfield best) this season IMO. Could have gone either way. I'd settle for a point though I think. Tough run in, but looks like two play off places between four clubs now. Ref was a total t!t. Kept getting in the way, and looking other way when he needed to make decisions. But as they say, we can't have a match without them, love em. Looking forward to Rochdale next week.
Very even game. Second best side seen at BC ( Chesterfield best) this season IMO. Could have gone either way. I'd settle for a point though I think. Tough run in, but looks like two play off places between four clubs now. Ref was a total t!t. Kept getting in the way, and looking other way when he needed to make decisions. But as they say, we can't have a match without them, love em. Looking forward to Rochdale next week. yorkandproud
  • Score: 8

6:31pm Sat 29 Mar 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Equivalent fixture last season saw a 2-1 defeat at Torquay, a long journey back and at the time full expectation of relegation.
Today's results leave us mathematically certain of staying up so what should have been a serene April run in. Yet incredibly we appear to be in a 4 horse race for the sixth and seventh places. I'm still not sure how but hey let's just be grateful.
Today for me demonstrated all that frustrates me about NW as the personnel picked to start just didn't suit the tactics. Bowman is not a target man, end of. So lumping balls up to him inevitably cedes immediate possession. I also thought Hayhurst and Brobbel were lightweight and Reed again off the pace.
Andrew,as on Tuesday, improved things in the brief few minutes that he was on the pitch but clearly the stats show he is no goalscorer.
Call outs from me for Pope (ridiculously good quite frankly), Davies (his challenge after the Reed hospital ball showed he has the heart of a lion and he is twice the player he was at season start), Penn (immense work rate) and Coulson (easily our biggest threat).
Whilst I still maintain that it's too early for us to go up both on and off the pitch of course I am hoping that we make the play offs.
We do need to play to our strengths and that must surely mean playing the ball on the deck to feet a lot more than we do?
I think that there are strong cases for Bowman to play off Andrew with Coulson going back out wide for either of the two widemen,neither could complain. Also does Reed offer any more than Montrose? Last year he was good at getting beyond the front two, not so this season and on balance I suspect Montrose could offer just as much with more strength in the challenge to give Penn a tad more support.
Regardless an 11 match unbeaten run is something to be proud of, no way could Mills team nor indeed NW's team pre New Years Day have achieved that. Is it me or does the league get more of a slog as the months go by?
Lucky maroon jumper set for Spotland seeking a seventh victory!!
Equivalent fixture last season saw a 2-1 defeat at Torquay, a long journey back and at the time full expectation of relegation. Today's results leave us mathematically certain of staying up so what should have been a serene April run in. Yet incredibly we appear to be in a 4 horse race for the sixth and seventh places. I'm still not sure how but hey let's just be grateful. Today for me demonstrated all that frustrates me about NW as the personnel picked to start just didn't suit the tactics. Bowman is not a target man, end of. So lumping balls up to him inevitably cedes immediate possession. I also thought Hayhurst and Brobbel were lightweight and Reed again off the pace. Andrew,as on Tuesday, improved things in the brief few minutes that he was on the pitch but clearly the stats show he is no goalscorer. Call outs from me for Pope (ridiculously good quite frankly), Davies (his challenge after the Reed hospital ball showed he has the heart of a lion and he is twice the player he was at season start), Penn (immense work rate) and Coulson (easily our biggest threat). Whilst I still maintain that it's too early for us to go up both on and off the pitch of course I am hoping that we make the play offs. We do need to play to our strengths and that must surely mean playing the ball on the deck to feet a lot more than we do? I think that there are strong cases for Bowman to play off Andrew with Coulson going back out wide for either of the two widemen,neither could complain. Also does Reed offer any more than Montrose? Last year he was good at getting beyond the front two, not so this season and on balance I suspect Montrose could offer just as much with more strength in the challenge to give Penn a tad more support. Regardless an 11 match unbeaten run is something to be proud of, no way could Mills team nor indeed NW's team pre New Years Day have achieved that. Is it me or does the league get more of a slog as the months go by? Lucky maroon jumper set for Spotland seeking a seventh victory!! 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 31

7:47pm Sat 29 Mar 14

OLD - HEAD says...

No complaints with one point from todays game against Burton Albion. To be honest they looked to be a stronger outfit than we did. We never seriously threatened their goal, and Burton always looked to be the most dangerous team going forward. For my money Pope was easily our best player, his handling was top class. City have done really well this season and they have already exceeded my expectations. So now I just take each game as it comes, and see where it takes us.
No complaints with one point from todays game against Burton Albion. To be honest they looked to be a stronger outfit than we did. We never seriously threatened their goal, and Burton always looked to be the most dangerous team going forward. For my money Pope was easily our best player, his handling was top class. City have done really well this season and they have already exceeded my expectations. So now I just take each game as it comes, and see where it takes us. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 32

9:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

A Bottom says...

openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!! A Bottom
  • Score: 21

10:12pm Sat 29 Mar 14

openallhours says...

A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
[quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable. openallhours
  • Score: -33

11:09pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Peppa07 says...

OAH come on, this was exactly as NW said - a good battling honest League 2 match that could have gone either way, I agree with the post above that Burton are good - they'll take some stopping in the playoffs. On balance they can consider themselves a shade unlucky but on the positive side for City we could have scored early on but for excellent blocking saves by Burton defenders. For us Pope was magnificent - MoM for me, though well beaten by the effort that hit the bar. All round the defence coped really well and this is why I'm confident we'll make the playoffs. We're very hard to score against - and we'll nick the odd goal. I said four games ago we'd get 20 more points, half way there already! Hopefully Scunny will be on the pop before we play them so I reckon we'll be okay, might even get three more than 20. 72 points surely we'll be in playoffs. Oxford dropping like a stone so it's two places between us, Southport and Plymouth.
OAH come on, this was exactly as NW said - a good battling honest League 2 match that could have gone either way, I agree with the post above that Burton are good - they'll take some stopping in the playoffs. On balance they can consider themselves a shade unlucky but on the positive side for City we could have scored early on but for excellent blocking saves by Burton defenders. For us Pope was magnificent - MoM for me, though well beaten by the effort that hit the bar. All round the defence coped really well and this is why I'm confident we'll make the playoffs. We're very hard to score against - and we'll nick the odd goal. I said four games ago we'd get 20 more points, half way there already! Hopefully Scunny will be on the pop before we play them so I reckon we'll be okay, might even get three more than 20. 72 points surely we'll be in playoffs. Oxford dropping like a stone so it's two places between us, Southport and Plymouth. Peppa07
  • Score: 4

11:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

A Bottom says...

openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
I can't understand why you bother going, apart from enjoying having a good moan!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]I can't understand why you bother going, apart from enjoying having a good moan!!!!!! A Bottom
  • Score: 13

3:02am Sun 30 Mar 14

PositiveFootball says...

70 points for a play off place? on 59 - 11 points + needed out of a possible 18. As we are safe now why not set up for the last 6 games to win.
70 points for a play off place? on 59 - 11 points + needed out of a possible 18. As we are safe now why not set up for the last 6 games to win. PositiveFootball
  • Score: 3

8:20am Sun 30 Mar 14

HorsesHead says...

An excellent run since the New Year but my personal opinion is that we are not quite ready for the play-offs or indeed promotion. There is a good chance that three key players - Pope, Davies, Hayhurst - may well not be with us next season, having returned to their parent clubs. Losing a quarter of your side is not good and new players will take a few games to settle. Whilst the play-offs would be a nice cash generator, I remember the play-off hangovers from previous campaigns - after the semi-final defeat v Morecambe and final defeat v Oxford we really struggled the next season. My preference would be a 8th place finish, have a close season to make adjustments to the squad and then go for an automatic place next season. In my somewhat humble opinion much better than a season of struggle either in a division higher or in the same division but with a hangover. Steady sustainable growth is the key to success in business and most likely the same in football as well.
An excellent run since the New Year but my personal opinion is that we are not quite ready for the play-offs or indeed promotion. There is a good chance that three key players - Pope, Davies, Hayhurst - may well not be with us next season, having returned to their parent clubs. Losing a quarter of your side is not good and new players will take a few games to settle. Whilst the play-offs would be a nice cash generator, I remember the play-off hangovers from previous campaigns - after the semi-final defeat v Morecambe and final defeat v Oxford we really struggled the next season. My preference would be a 8th place finish, have a close season to make adjustments to the squad and then go for an automatic place next season. In my somewhat humble opinion much better than a season of struggle either in a division higher or in the same division but with a hangover. Steady sustainable growth is the key to success in business and most likely the same in football as well. HorsesHead
  • Score: 5

8:26am Sun 30 Mar 14

yorkandproud says...

openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want. yorkandproud
  • Score: 36

9:11am Sun 30 Mar 14

Peppa07 says...

yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
York and Proud is right. I heard on R5 last night that Hull lost in the PremiershXXX because of an 'unforced error'. It's part of the game. York played well yesterday and it was a good match by two battling sides. Our defence was brilliant (beaten only once by the effort that hit the bar) and that is half of what football's all about.
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]York and Proud is right. I heard on R5 last night that Hull lost in the PremiershXXX because of an 'unforced error'. It's part of the game. York played well yesterday and it was a good match by two battling sides. Our defence was brilliant (beaten only once by the effort that hit the bar) and that is half of what football's all about. Peppa07
  • Score: 14

9:19am Sun 30 Mar 14

No.4-IanHolmes says...

openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
Good grief. Talk about glass half empty! If you can't enjoy the run we're on then there's something seriously wrong with you.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]Good grief. Talk about glass half empty! If you can't enjoy the run we're on then there's something seriously wrong with you. No.4-IanHolmes
  • Score: 19

9:20am Sun 30 Mar 14

Peppa07 says...

HorsesHead wrote:
An excellent run since the New Year but my personal opinion is that we are not quite ready for the play-offs or indeed promotion. There is a good chance that three key players - Pope, Davies, Hayhurst - may well not be with us next season, having returned to their parent clubs. Losing a quarter of your side is not good and new players will take a few games to settle. Whilst the play-offs would be a nice cash generator, I remember the play-off hangovers from previous campaigns - after the semi-final defeat v Morecambe and final defeat v Oxford we really struggled the next season. My preference would be a 8th place finish, have a close season to make adjustments to the squad and then go for an automatic place next season. In my somewhat humble opinion much better than a season of struggle either in a division higher or in the same division but with a hangover. Steady sustainable growth is the key to success in business and most likely the same in football as well.
This is an interesitng post. I think you could be right - we lack goalscorers but I don't really agree with the playoff hangover thing. Inevitably there'll be changes in the squad and we'll just have to see what comes in during the close season, whatever league we're in. Obviously Davies and Pope are huge players in the current team - for me Davies has been our player of the season, and Pope would have been if we'd had him all year. There's no way we'll keep him - I suspect he's way better than L2 level and only 21. The scouts will be circling and Charlton will cash in at some point.
As for now I think the playoffs would do us no harm and it's going to be a close call what happens if we get there. My guess is we're so hard to score against we'd have a good chance in the 2-leg semis and then the final - well that's a one off and too far away to make any serious call on. But lets just keep plugging away, one game at a time, and yes, as PositiveFootball says, we should go for a win in every game, we could even manage that.
A point about yesterday: NW was trying to win the game - all our substitutions indicated as much. That's a big change - first half of the season he would have set us up for a draw and we'd probably have lost to a good side like Burton. Now we don't have to fear anyone (or have any fear of the trapdoor) so we should go for a win every time. I think we're doingt that and it makes watching really good. Well done to the team!
[quote][p][bold]HorsesHead[/bold] wrote: An excellent run since the New Year but my personal opinion is that we are not quite ready for the play-offs or indeed promotion. There is a good chance that three key players - Pope, Davies, Hayhurst - may well not be with us next season, having returned to their parent clubs. Losing a quarter of your side is not good and new players will take a few games to settle. Whilst the play-offs would be a nice cash generator, I remember the play-off hangovers from previous campaigns - after the semi-final defeat v Morecambe and final defeat v Oxford we really struggled the next season. My preference would be a 8th place finish, have a close season to make adjustments to the squad and then go for an automatic place next season. In my somewhat humble opinion much better than a season of struggle either in a division higher or in the same division but with a hangover. Steady sustainable growth is the key to success in business and most likely the same in football as well.[/p][/quote]This is an interesitng post. I think you could be right - we lack goalscorers but I don't really agree with the playoff hangover thing. Inevitably there'll be changes in the squad and we'll just have to see what comes in during the close season, whatever league we're in. Obviously Davies and Pope are huge players in the current team - for me Davies has been our player of the season, and Pope would have been if we'd had him all year. There's no way we'll keep him - I suspect he's way better than L2 level and only 21. The scouts will be circling and Charlton will cash in at some point. As for now I think the playoffs would do us no harm and it's going to be a close call what happens if we get there. My guess is we're so hard to score against we'd have a good chance in the 2-leg semis and then the final - well that's a one off and too far away to make any serious call on. But lets just keep plugging away, one game at a time, and yes, as PositiveFootball says, we should go for a win in every game, we could even manage that. A point about yesterday: NW was trying to win the game - all our substitutions indicated as much. That's a big change - first half of the season he would have set us up for a draw and we'd probably have lost to a good side like Burton. Now we don't have to fear anyone (or have any fear of the trapdoor) so we should go for a win every time. I think we're doingt that and it makes watching really good. Well done to the team! Peppa07
  • Score: 16

10:09am Sun 30 Mar 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Thought it was a good game myself and what was once considered a " massive point". The thing is if we do get to the play off's we dont ship many goals so if we score we have every chance.
Thought it was a good game myself and what was once considered a " massive point". The thing is if we do get to the play off's we dont ship many goals so if we score we have every chance. T.R.M1974
  • Score: 7

10:16am Sun 30 Mar 14

cambersdad says...

thought yesterdays game was great, two well organised sides battled out a hard fought league two match, would of taken the point before the game, but at half time (think burton prob just shaded first half) we were saying now if NW gets the lads back out, gets the ball on the floor then this game is winable because the only time we made any inroads in the first half was when we played football and moved the ball around quickly which the lads are more than capable of doing, for me why do the wide players keep drifting in to the center of the pitch,what's the point of being a winger. still moan over well done NW and the whole team yesterday great hard earned point
thought yesterdays game was great, two well organised sides battled out a hard fought league two match, would of taken the point before the game, but at half time (think burton prob just shaded first half) we were saying now if NW gets the lads back out, gets the ball on the floor then this game is winable because the only time we made any inroads in the first half was when we played football and moved the ball around quickly which the lads are more than capable of doing, for me why do the wide players keep drifting in to the center of the pitch,what's the point of being a winger. still moan over well done NW and the whole team yesterday great hard earned point cambersdad
  • Score: 4

10:37am Sun 30 Mar 14

RooBeck says...

Two fairly evenly matched teams in what was a tense game, with a draw the right result. In terms of entertainment value, for a goal-less draw, it was a decent match to watch and Burton shaded the goal-scoring opportunities and my MotM Nick Pope, was outstanding and made some great stops, especially in the second-half. We can continue to take a lot of positives from this match, not least our strength in defence and midfield (Russ Penn competed very well all over the pitch), although our attack now needs to quickly become fully focussed on the last six games and an improvement in the delivery and accuracy of that final attacking pass would surely result in us finding the target more often? We should stick with the two attacking widemen of Brobbel and Hayhurst but they need to work on their improved delivery to the attacking frontmen. Rochdale should be a great game on Saturday and there is no reason why we can't take the game to the league leaders and go for a repeat of last season when we came away 3-2 winners! COYR.
Two fairly evenly matched teams in what was a tense game, with a draw the right result. In terms of entertainment value, for a goal-less draw, it was a decent match to watch and Burton shaded the goal-scoring opportunities and my MotM Nick Pope, was outstanding and made some great stops, especially in the second-half. We can continue to take a lot of positives from this match, not least our strength in defence and midfield (Russ Penn competed very well all over the pitch), although our attack now needs to quickly become fully focussed on the last six games and an improvement in the delivery and accuracy of that final attacking pass would surely result in us finding the target more often? We should stick with the two attacking widemen of Brobbel and Hayhurst but they need to work on their improved delivery to the attacking frontmen. Rochdale should be a great game on Saturday and there is no reason why we can't take the game to the league leaders and go for a repeat of last season when we came away 3-2 winners! COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 4

11:24am Sun 30 Mar 14

zombardo says...

If anyone has missed the League Show on bbc iplayer I would take a look. York City special feature! Worth a watch.
If anyone has missed the League Show on bbc iplayer I would take a look. York City special feature! Worth a watch. zombardo
  • Score: 2

12:12pm Sun 30 Mar 14

openallhours says...

yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did. openallhours
  • Score: -38

12:31pm Sun 30 Mar 14

PositiveFootball says...

Pope is an exceptional keeper . Handling, dominating his 6 yard box and dealing with the bully boy tactics Burton resorted to. It amazes me that he is only 21. He doesn't try to be flashy either, in the first half he picked a vicious shot out of his top left corner as if it was the easiest thing in the world.
Pope is an exceptional keeper . Handling, dominating his 6 yard box and dealing with the bully boy tactics Burton resorted to. It amazes me that he is only 21. He doesn't try to be flashy either, in the first half he picked a vicious shot out of his top left corner as if it was the easiest thing in the world. PositiveFootball
  • Score: 16

2:17pm Sun 30 Mar 14

A Bottom says...

openallhours wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
Have a nice day!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.[/p][/quote]Have a nice day!!!!!!!! A Bottom
  • Score: 6

2:49pm Sun 30 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
Have a nice day!!!!!!!!
I'LL SECOND THAT.
[quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.[/p][/quote]Have a nice day!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I'LL SECOND THAT. bill bailey
  • Score: -4

3:56pm Sun 30 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

Peppa07 wrote:
HorsesHead wrote:
An excellent run since the New Year but my personal opinion is that we are not quite ready for the play-offs or indeed promotion. There is a good chance that three key players - Pope, Davies, Hayhurst - may well not be with us next season, having returned to their parent clubs. Losing a quarter of your side is not good and new players will take a few games to settle. Whilst the play-offs would be a nice cash generator, I remember the play-off hangovers from previous campaigns - after the semi-final defeat v Morecambe and final defeat v Oxford we really struggled the next season. My preference would be a 8th place finish, have a close season to make adjustments to the squad and then go for an automatic place next season. In my somewhat humble opinion much better than a season of struggle either in a division higher or in the same division but with a hangover. Steady sustainable growth is the key to success in business and most likely the same in football as well.
This is an interesitng post. I think you could be right - we lack goalscorers but I don't really agree with the playoff hangover thing. Inevitably there'll be changes in the squad and we'll just have to see what comes in during the close season, whatever league we're in. Obviously Davies and Pope are huge players in the current team - for me Davies has been our player of the season, and Pope would have been if we'd had him all year. There's no way we'll keep him - I suspect he's way better than L2 level and only 21. The scouts will be circling and Charlton will cash in at some point.
As for now I think the playoffs would do us no harm and it's going to be a close call what happens if we get there. My guess is we're so hard to score against we'd have a good chance in the 2-leg semis and then the final - well that's a one off and too far away to make any serious call on. But lets just keep plugging away, one game at a time, and yes, as PositiveFootball says, we should go for a win in every game, we could even manage that.
A point about yesterday: NW was trying to win the game - all our substitutions indicated as much. That's a big change - first half of the season he would have set us up for a draw and we'd probably have lost to a good side like Burton. Now we don't have to fear anyone (or have any fear of the trapdoor) so we should go for a win every time. I think we're doingt that and it makes watching really good. Well done to the team!
Both your posts make a lot of sense, his subbing Bowman , to me suggests NW is falling out of love with hin as I said in the week if you don't score you don't win ,Simple, its no good tarting it up we have got to play to win ,it was a very good point yesterday, Bowman had a chance yesterday but he has lost composure , Dont get me wrong in the past he has shown he can do it, sorry to say it he needs to sit it out for a while. 2 penalties in 14 games from a striker ain't a player in form I saw nothing yesterday that changed my mind.
[quote][p][bold]Peppa07[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HorsesHead[/bold] wrote: An excellent run since the New Year but my personal opinion is that we are not quite ready for the play-offs or indeed promotion. There is a good chance that three key players - Pope, Davies, Hayhurst - may well not be with us next season, having returned to their parent clubs. Losing a quarter of your side is not good and new players will take a few games to settle. Whilst the play-offs would be a nice cash generator, I remember the play-off hangovers from previous campaigns - after the semi-final defeat v Morecambe and final defeat v Oxford we really struggled the next season. My preference would be a 8th place finish, have a close season to make adjustments to the squad and then go for an automatic place next season. In my somewhat humble opinion much better than a season of struggle either in a division higher or in the same division but with a hangover. Steady sustainable growth is the key to success in business and most likely the same in football as well.[/p][/quote]This is an interesitng post. I think you could be right - we lack goalscorers but I don't really agree with the playoff hangover thing. Inevitably there'll be changes in the squad and we'll just have to see what comes in during the close season, whatever league we're in. Obviously Davies and Pope are huge players in the current team - for me Davies has been our player of the season, and Pope would have been if we'd had him all year. There's no way we'll keep him - I suspect he's way better than L2 level and only 21. The scouts will be circling and Charlton will cash in at some point. As for now I think the playoffs would do us no harm and it's going to be a close call what happens if we get there. My guess is we're so hard to score against we'd have a good chance in the 2-leg semis and then the final - well that's a one off and too far away to make any serious call on. But lets just keep plugging away, one game at a time, and yes, as PositiveFootball says, we should go for a win in every game, we could even manage that. A point about yesterday: NW was trying to win the game - all our substitutions indicated as much. That's a big change - first half of the season he would have set us up for a draw and we'd probably have lost to a good side like Burton. Now we don't have to fear anyone (or have any fear of the trapdoor) so we should go for a win every time. I think we're doingt that and it makes watching really good. Well done to the team![/p][/quote]Both your posts make a lot of sense, his subbing Bowman , to me suggests NW is falling out of love with hin as I said in the week if you don't score you don't win ,Simple, its no good tarting it up we have got to play to win ,it was a very good point yesterday, Bowman had a chance yesterday but he has lost composure , Dont get me wrong in the past he has shown he can do it, sorry to say it he needs to sit it out for a while. 2 penalties in 14 games from a striker ain't a player in form I saw nothing yesterday that changed my mind. bill bailey
  • Score: 6

4:03pm Sun 30 Mar 14

bh12man says...

It was a good point yesterday, we can't expect to keep winning every week, any more than the Premier League clubs can. After we were all fearing a struggle to retain our league place not too long ago City are now mathematically safe, so let's enjoy the next 6 games and see where we finish.
I thought Burton were the 2nd best team seen a BC this season, after Chesterfield. They were solid at the back, competitive in midfield, and lively up front. I was pleased when they subbed their two better players as the match progressed, as I fear they could easily have gone on and got the winner.
I recall us having 2 or 3 good chances in the first half, but none really spring to mind in the 2nd. On the other hand, Burton carved out several chances throughout the afternoon but found Pope again in superb form with immaculate handling and positioning.
Interesting debate about the style of football, TBH for me there was far too much long ball, and we won precious little in the air. We looked far better with the ball played on the floor.
Given those tatctics I thought that Hayhurst and Bowman were ineffective, and it was no surprise when they were both substituted. I wouldn't be too disappointed to see the team that finished the game start at Rochdale, maybe even with Puri given a run out as I can't help but think he has something to prove.
Our stingy defence has enabled very few goals scored to gain a lot of points but unless we can start scoring a few more I'd be suprised (but delighted!) to see us in the play-offs.
Brobbel showed some real flair, and NW clearly felt that was needed by putting hinm straight into the team. Although he got into 2 or 3 really good postions he spoilt the approach by poor balls into the box. He'll be better fro the game time though, as will Calvin Andrew who added significant presence up front and an ability to hold the ball up which will be required at Spotland next week.
Full marks to the team overall though, as I said let's just get behind whoever plays and see where that takes us. COYR
It was a good point yesterday, we can't expect to keep winning every week, any more than the Premier League clubs can. After we were all fearing a struggle to retain our league place not too long ago City are now mathematically safe, so let's enjoy the next 6 games and see where we finish. I thought Burton were the 2nd best team seen a BC this season, after Chesterfield. They were solid at the back, competitive in midfield, and lively up front. I was pleased when they subbed their two better players as the match progressed, as I fear they could easily have gone on and got the winner. I recall us having 2 or 3 good chances in the first half, but none really spring to mind in the 2nd. On the other hand, Burton carved out several chances throughout the afternoon but found Pope again in superb form with immaculate handling and positioning. Interesting debate about the style of football, TBH for me there was far too much long ball, and we won precious little in the air. We looked far better with the ball played on the floor. Given those tatctics I thought that Hayhurst and Bowman were ineffective, and it was no surprise when they were both substituted. I wouldn't be too disappointed to see the team that finished the game start at Rochdale, maybe even with Puri given a run out as I can't help but think he has something to prove. Our stingy defence has enabled very few goals scored to gain a lot of points but unless we can start scoring a few more I'd be suprised (but delighted!) to see us in the play-offs. Brobbel showed some real flair, and NW clearly felt that was needed by putting hinm straight into the team. Although he got into 2 or 3 really good postions he spoilt the approach by poor balls into the box. He'll be better fro the game time though, as will Calvin Andrew who added significant presence up front and an ability to hold the ball up which will be required at Spotland next week. Full marks to the team overall though, as I said let's just get behind whoever plays and see where that takes us. COYR bh12man
  • Score: 11

4:35pm Sun 30 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

bh12man wrote:
It was a good point yesterday, we can't expect to keep winning every week, any more than the Premier League clubs can. After we were all fearing a struggle to retain our league place not too long ago City are now mathematically safe, so let's enjoy the next 6 games and see where we finish.
I thought Burton were the 2nd best team seen a BC this season, after Chesterfield. They were solid at the back, competitive in midfield, and lively up front. I was pleased when they subbed their two better players as the match progressed, as I fear they could easily have gone on and got the winner.
I recall us having 2 or 3 good chances in the first half, but none really spring to mind in the 2nd. On the other hand, Burton carved out several chances throughout the afternoon but found Pope again in superb form with immaculate handling and positioning.
Interesting debate about the style of football, TBH for me there was far too much long ball, and we won precious little in the air. We looked far better with the ball played on the floor.
Given those tatctics I thought that Hayhurst and Bowman were ineffective, and it was no surprise when they were both substituted. I wouldn't be too disappointed to see the team that finished the game start at Rochdale, maybe even with Puri given a run out as I can't help but think he has something to prove.
Our stingy defence has enabled very few goals scored to gain a lot of points but unless we can start scoring a few more I'd be suprised (but delighted!) to see us in the play-offs.
Brobbel showed some real flair, and NW clearly felt that was needed by putting hinm straight into the team. Although he got into 2 or 3 really good postions he spoilt the approach by poor balls into the box. He'll be better fro the game time though, as will Calvin Andrew who added significant presence up front and an ability to hold the ball up which will be required at Spotland next week.
Full marks to the team overall though, as I said let's just get behind whoever plays and see where that takes us. COYR
A really sensible post , my sentiments also, They all say I'm a Puri man lets face it as I said above we ain't scoring goals and we need to and if that means Puri can add a more threatening approach that cant be bad, the defence is strong the best for years we need someone creative with imagination and the lad has that , I am disappointed he hasn't had a run, Now I will wait with eager anticipation to that remark.
[quote][p][bold]bh12man[/bold] wrote: It was a good point yesterday, we can't expect to keep winning every week, any more than the Premier League clubs can. After we were all fearing a struggle to retain our league place not too long ago City are now mathematically safe, so let's enjoy the next 6 games and see where we finish. I thought Burton were the 2nd best team seen a BC this season, after Chesterfield. They were solid at the back, competitive in midfield, and lively up front. I was pleased when they subbed their two better players as the match progressed, as I fear they could easily have gone on and got the winner. I recall us having 2 or 3 good chances in the first half, but none really spring to mind in the 2nd. On the other hand, Burton carved out several chances throughout the afternoon but found Pope again in superb form with immaculate handling and positioning. Interesting debate about the style of football, TBH for me there was far too much long ball, and we won precious little in the air. We looked far better with the ball played on the floor. Given those tatctics I thought that Hayhurst and Bowman were ineffective, and it was no surprise when they were both substituted. I wouldn't be too disappointed to see the team that finished the game start at Rochdale, maybe even with Puri given a run out as I can't help but think he has something to prove. Our stingy defence has enabled very few goals scored to gain a lot of points but unless we can start scoring a few more I'd be suprised (but delighted!) to see us in the play-offs. Brobbel showed some real flair, and NW clearly felt that was needed by putting hinm straight into the team. Although he got into 2 or 3 really good postions he spoilt the approach by poor balls into the box. He'll be better fro the game time though, as will Calvin Andrew who added significant presence up front and an ability to hold the ball up which will be required at Spotland next week. Full marks to the team overall though, as I said let's just get behind whoever plays and see where that takes us. COYR[/p][/quote]A really sensible post , my sentiments also, They all say I'm a Puri man lets face it as I said above we ain't scoring goals and we need to and if that means Puri can add a more threatening approach that cant be bad, the defence is strong the best for years we need someone creative with imagination and the lad has that , I am disappointed he hasn't had a run, Now I will wait with eager anticipation to that remark. bill bailey
  • Score: 5

6:34pm Sun 30 Mar 14

yorkandproud says...

bill bailey wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
Have a nice day!!!!!!!!
I'LL SECOND THAT.
Openallhours. By saying you were clever, I meant there is no need to say that fellow fans are taking illegal substances, just because they have an opinion. that is disrespectful. Then you try to mock me and my family with your "auntie and niece etc". Well good for you. you must be really pleased with yourself. By the way we always have a nice day at BC, win ,lose, or draw. We as a family back our club, we dont winge when things go wrong, We cheer like mad, to try to encourage them.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.[/p][/quote]Have a nice day!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I'LL SECOND THAT.[/p][/quote]Openallhours. By saying you were clever, I meant there is no need to say that fellow fans are taking illegal substances, just because they have an opinion. that is disrespectful. Then you try to mock me and my family with your "auntie and niece etc". Well good for you. you must be really pleased with yourself. By the way we always have a nice day at BC, win ,lose, or draw. We as a family back our club, we dont winge when things go wrong, We cheer like mad, to try to encourage them. yorkandproud
  • Score: 26

8:23pm Sun 30 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

yorkandproud wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
Have a nice day!!!!!!!!
I'LL SECOND THAT.
Openallhours. By saying you were clever, I meant there is no need to say that fellow fans are taking illegal substances, just because they have an opinion. that is disrespectful. Then you try to mock me and my family with your "auntie and niece etc". Well good for you. you must be really pleased with yourself. By the way we always have a nice day at BC, win ,lose, or draw. We as a family back our club, we dont winge when things go wrong, We cheer like mad, to try to encourage them.
I second that also
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.[/p][/quote]Have a nice day!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I'LL SECOND THAT.[/p][/quote]Openallhours. By saying you were clever, I meant there is no need to say that fellow fans are taking illegal substances, just because they have an opinion. that is disrespectful. Then you try to mock me and my family with your "auntie and niece etc". Well good for you. you must be really pleased with yourself. By the way we always have a nice day at BC, win ,lose, or draw. We as a family back our club, we dont winge when things go wrong, We cheer like mad, to try to encourage them.[/p][/quote]I second that also bill bailey
  • Score: 2

9:30pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Tamworth 2 return says...

bill bailey wrote:
bh12man wrote:
It was a good point yesterday, we can't expect to keep winning every week, any more than the Premier League clubs can. After we were all fearing a struggle to retain our league place not too long ago City are now mathematically safe, so let's enjoy the next 6 games and see where we finish.
I thought Burton were the 2nd best team seen a BC this season, after Chesterfield. They were solid at the back, competitive in midfield, and lively up front. I was pleased when they subbed their two better players as the match progressed, as I fear they could easily have gone on and got the winner.
I recall us having 2 or 3 good chances in the first half, but none really spring to mind in the 2nd. On the other hand, Burton carved out several chances throughout the afternoon but found Pope again in superb form with immaculate handling and positioning.
Interesting debate about the style of football, TBH for me there was far too much long ball, and we won precious little in the air. We looked far better with the ball played on the floor.
Given those tatctics I thought that Hayhurst and Bowman were ineffective, and it was no surprise when they were both substituted. I wouldn't be too disappointed to see the team that finished the game start at Rochdale, maybe even with Puri given a run out as I can't help but think he has something to prove.
Our stingy defence has enabled very few goals scored to gain a lot of points but unless we can start scoring a few more I'd be suprised (but delighted!) to see us in the play-offs.
Brobbel showed some real flair, and NW clearly felt that was needed by putting hinm straight into the team. Although he got into 2 or 3 really good postions he spoilt the approach by poor balls into the box. He'll be better fro the game time though, as will Calvin Andrew who added significant presence up front and an ability to hold the ball up which will be required at Spotland next week.
Full marks to the team overall though, as I said let's just get behind whoever plays and see where that takes us. COYR
A really sensible post , my sentiments also, They all say I'm a Puri man lets face it as I said above we ain't scoring goals and we need to and if that means Puri can add a more threatening approach that cant be bad, the defence is strong the best for years we need someone creative with imagination and the lad has that , I am disappointed he hasn't had a run, Now I will wait with eager anticipation to that remark.
Come back to Norwich,Delia has an IRISH STEW cooking,,,"Lets be having you"
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bh12man[/bold] wrote: It was a good point yesterday, we can't expect to keep winning every week, any more than the Premier League clubs can. After we were all fearing a struggle to retain our league place not too long ago City are now mathematically safe, so let's enjoy the next 6 games and see where we finish. I thought Burton were the 2nd best team seen a BC this season, after Chesterfield. They were solid at the back, competitive in midfield, and lively up front. I was pleased when they subbed their two better players as the match progressed, as I fear they could easily have gone on and got the winner. I recall us having 2 or 3 good chances in the first half, but none really spring to mind in the 2nd. On the other hand, Burton carved out several chances throughout the afternoon but found Pope again in superb form with immaculate handling and positioning. Interesting debate about the style of football, TBH for me there was far too much long ball, and we won precious little in the air. We looked far better with the ball played on the floor. Given those tatctics I thought that Hayhurst and Bowman were ineffective, and it was no surprise when they were both substituted. I wouldn't be too disappointed to see the team that finished the game start at Rochdale, maybe even with Puri given a run out as I can't help but think he has something to prove. Our stingy defence has enabled very few goals scored to gain a lot of points but unless we can start scoring a few more I'd be suprised (but delighted!) to see us in the play-offs. Brobbel showed some real flair, and NW clearly felt that was needed by putting hinm straight into the team. Although he got into 2 or 3 really good postions he spoilt the approach by poor balls into the box. He'll be better fro the game time though, as will Calvin Andrew who added significant presence up front and an ability to hold the ball up which will be required at Spotland next week. Full marks to the team overall though, as I said let's just get behind whoever plays and see where that takes us. COYR[/p][/quote]A really sensible post , my sentiments also, They all say I'm a Puri man lets face it as I said above we ain't scoring goals and we need to and if that means Puri can add a more threatening approach that cant be bad, the defence is strong the best for years we need someone creative with imagination and the lad has that , I am disappointed he hasn't had a run, Now I will wait with eager anticipation to that remark.[/p][/quote]Come back to Norwich,Delia has an IRISH STEW cooking,,,"Lets be having you" Tamworth 2 return
  • Score: 0

11:49am Mon 31 Mar 14

YorkCityLuke says...

I noticed that the man of the match given on the day, and the one the Press have given here, were awarded to outfield players. For me, the only choice for man of the match was Pope. He was commanding of his area throughout, marshalled the defense very well, and made a few outstanding saves on the few occasions Burton broke through. Much as I like Ingham and feel for him losing his place, Pope has not allowed much room for criticism in the past 10 games.
I noticed that the man of the match given on the day, and the one the Press have given here, were awarded to outfield players. For me, the only choice for man of the match was Pope. He was commanding of his area throughout, marshalled the defense very well, and made a few outstanding saves on the few occasions Burton broke through. Much as I like Ingham and feel for him losing his place, Pope has not allowed much room for criticism in the past 10 games. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 17

12:39pm Mon 31 Mar 14

openallhours says...

yorkandproud wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
Have a nice day!!!!!!!!
I'LL SECOND THAT.
Openallhours. By saying you were clever, I meant there is no need to say that fellow fans are taking illegal substances, just because they have an opinion. that is disrespectful. Then you try to mock me and my family with your "auntie and niece etc". Well good for you. you must be really pleased with yourself. By the way we always have a nice day at BC, win ,lose, or draw. We as a family back our club, we dont winge when things go wrong, We cheer like mad, to try to encourage them.
You obviously haven't seen my previous posts - I've backed Worthington from day one, even when we were 3rd bottom (when you lot were wanting him sacked).
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.[/p][/quote]Have a nice day!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I'LL SECOND THAT.[/p][/quote]Openallhours. By saying you were clever, I meant there is no need to say that fellow fans are taking illegal substances, just because they have an opinion. that is disrespectful. Then you try to mock me and my family with your "auntie and niece etc". Well good for you. you must be really pleased with yourself. By the way we always have a nice day at BC, win ,lose, or draw. We as a family back our club, we dont winge when things go wrong, We cheer like mad, to try to encourage them.[/p][/quote]You obviously haven't seen my previous posts - I've backed Worthington from day one, even when we were 3rd bottom (when you lot were wanting him sacked). openallhours
  • Score: -8

1:41pm Mon 31 Mar 14

DavidBu says...

For me, this is all going to be about maintaining the momentum until the end of the season. This was probably a great point against Burton and a point at Rochdale would be an even better point. Then, after two good draws, should that be the case, if the winning habit can be resumed immediately, it's going to be on, even as favourites. So, big gates at home and even bigger hearts!
For me, this is all going to be about maintaining the momentum until the end of the season. This was probably a great point against Burton and a point at Rochdale would be an even better point. Then, after two good draws, should that be the case, if the winning habit can be resumed immediately, it's going to be on, even as favourites. So, big gates at home and even bigger hearts! DavidBu
  • Score: 2

4:08pm Mon 31 Mar 14

turbosview says...

7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls.
a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think
calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.
7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on. turbosview
  • Score: 2

4:50pm Mon 31 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

turbosview wrote:
7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls.
a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think
calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.
I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,
[quote][p][bold]turbosview[/bold] wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.[/p][/quote]I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do, bill bailey
  • Score: -4

5:44pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Edsoni says...

bill bailey wrote:
turbosview wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.
I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,
Why?
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]turbosview[/bold] wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.[/p][/quote]I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,[/p][/quote]Why? Edsoni
  • Score: -2

5:47pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Edsoni says...

Everyone seems to agree that Calvin had a decent outing.

Or does the comment refer to the ref?
Everyone seems to agree that Calvin had a decent outing. Or does the comment refer to the ref? Edsoni
  • Score: 0

6:02pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Yorkie41 says...

bill bailey wrote:
turbosview wrote:
7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls.
a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think
calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.
I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,
Some one obviously thinks that it is the right thing to do, Why does that not surprise me. perhaps some one who does not know a lot about a referee's impartiality, Bill.Or is it have a go at Bill lately.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]turbosview[/bold] wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.[/p][/quote]I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,[/p][/quote]Some one obviously thinks that it is the right thing to do, Why does that not surprise me. perhaps some one who does not know a lot about a referee's impartiality, Bill.Or is it have a go at Bill lately. Yorkie41
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Mon 31 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

Edsoni wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
turbosview wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.
I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,
Why?
I'LL tell you why Smart **** , or are you that simple you cant work it out ? you seem to take pleasure in having a go at me irrespective of the content of my comments, Referees should NOT be seen to appear or take sides on or off the pitch, Do you now understand,?
[quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]turbosview[/bold] wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.[/p][/quote]I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]I'LL tell you why Smart **** , or are you that simple you cant work it out ? you seem to take pleasure in having a go at me irrespective of the content of my comments, Referees should NOT be seen to appear or take sides on or off the pitch, Do you now understand,? bill bailey
  • Score: -2

7:23pm Mon 31 Mar 14

alswales says...

Far too many times the ball was in the air and not on the ground where goals mainly come.Please learn from teams like Liverpool instead of giving the ball away like we did on Saturday.
Far too many times the ball was in the air and not on the ground where goals mainly come.Please learn from teams like Liverpool instead of giving the ball away like we did on Saturday. alswales
  • Score: 2

8:15pm Mon 31 Mar 14

anth!! says...

bill bailey wrote:
turbosview wrote:
7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls.
a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think
calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.
I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,
And ?, does that mean he is going to let that manager's team win like.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]turbosview[/bold] wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.[/p][/quote]I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,[/p][/quote]And ?, does that mean he is going to let that manager's team win like. anth!!
  • Score: 0

8:25pm Mon 31 Mar 14

A Bottom says...

openallhours wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
I think you should change your name to closedallhours
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.[/p][/quote]I think you should change your name to closedallhours A Bottom
  • Score: 3

10:11pm Mon 31 Mar 14

openallhours says...

A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
I think you should change your name to closedallhours
It's definitely openallhours; right about Foyle, right about Mills, right about Chambers, right about staying up last season and right about everything coming good when most people were full of doom only a few weeks ago. All of my posts aside, our usernames are certainly accurate Mr Bottom (I bet you're a Richard, fondly known as Dick).
[quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.[/p][/quote]I think you should change your name to closedallhours[/p][/quote]It's definitely openallhours; right about Foyle, right about Mills, right about Chambers, right about staying up last season and right about everything coming good when most people were full of doom only a few weeks ago. All of my posts aside, our usernames are certainly accurate Mr Bottom (I bet you're a Richard, fondly known as Dick). openallhours
  • Score: -8

10:43pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Bill is a Narcissist says...

bill bailey wrote:
Edsoni wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
turbosview wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.
I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,
Why?
I'LL tell you why Smart **** , or are you that simple you cant work it out ? you seem to take pleasure in having a go at me irrespective of the content of my comments, Referees should NOT be seen to appear or take sides on or off the pitch, Do you now understand,?
Why oh why do you find it necessary to resort to insults every single time someone dares to question your opinion.

Must be something to do with being a Norwich supporter purporting to be something else.......

What i'm reading here is what i read when NW was replaced here (Norwich)
its all about opinion,but at the end of the day "the piper calls the tune" it dosen't make the guy better or worse its a matter of fact the club is bigger than any manager,if the board are the custodians of the club you pay to watch and support they make what they consider is best for the club. Im sure GM is a nice guy, but,i guess the cards were stacked against him, He will go to a club in the same circumstanses as
NW has come to you,good luck Saturday
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]turbosview[/bold] wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.[/p][/quote]I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]I'LL tell you why Smart **** , or are you that simple you cant work it out ? you seem to take pleasure in having a go at me irrespective of the content of my comments, Referees should NOT be seen to appear or take sides on or off the pitch, Do you now understand,?[/p][/quote]Why oh why do you find it necessary to resort to insults every single time someone dares to question your opinion. Must be something to do with being a Norwich supporter purporting to be something else....... What i'm reading here is what i read when NW was replaced here (Norwich) its all about opinion,but at the end of the day "the piper calls the tune" it dosen't make the guy better or worse its a matter of fact the club is bigger than any manager,if the board are the custodians of the club you pay to watch and support they make what they consider is best for the club. Im sure GM is a nice guy, but,i guess the cards were stacked against him, He will go to a club in the same circumstanses as NW has come to you,good luck Saturday Bill is a Narcissist
  • Score: 0

11:42pm Mon 31 Mar 14

YorkCityLuke says...

openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
I think you should change your name to closedallhours
It's definitely openallhours; right about Foyle, right about Mills, right about Chambers, right about staying up last season and right about everything coming good when most people were full of doom only a few weeks ago. All of my posts aside, our usernames are certainly accurate Mr Bottom (I bet you're a Richard, fondly known as Dick).
That would be: Foyle who made us a ton of money off play-offs/ cup runs/ player sales. Mills who got us promoted out of the Conference and won us the FA Trophy. And Chambers who scored the equaliser at Wembley as well as countless other crucial goals. Yes. Yes you were really "right" to slag those people off. I've got to say, it makes me smile that you simply CANNOT be happy now that City are doing well- you just have to pick out a new person to be negative about (in this case Penn, who by all accounts has been solid as a rock). Go crawl back under your rock and let the rest of us support the team.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.[/p][/quote]I think you should change your name to closedallhours[/p][/quote]It's definitely openallhours; right about Foyle, right about Mills, right about Chambers, right about staying up last season and right about everything coming good when most people were full of doom only a few weeks ago. All of my posts aside, our usernames are certainly accurate Mr Bottom (I bet you're a Richard, fondly known as Dick).[/p][/quote]That would be: Foyle who made us a ton of money off play-offs/ cup runs/ player sales. Mills who got us promoted out of the Conference and won us the FA Trophy. And Chambers who scored the equaliser at Wembley as well as countless other crucial goals. Yes. Yes you were really "right" to slag those people off. I've got to say, it makes me smile that you simply CANNOT be happy now that City are doing well- you just have to pick out a new person to be negative about (in this case Penn, who by all accounts has been solid as a rock). Go crawl back under your rock and let the rest of us support the team. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 14

8:21am Tue 1 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

Bill is a Narcissist wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Edsoni wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
turbosview wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.
I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,
Why?
I'LL tell you why Smart **** , or are you that simple you cant work it out ? you seem to take pleasure in having a go at me irrespective of the content of my comments, Referees should NOT be seen to appear or take sides on or off the pitch, Do you now understand,?
Why oh why do you find it necessary to resort to insults every single time someone dares to question your opinion.

Must be something to do with being a Norwich supporter purporting to be something else.......

What i'm reading here is what i read when NW was replaced here (Norwich)
its all about opinion,but at the end of the day "the piper calls the tune" it dosen't make the guy better or worse its a matter of fact the club is bigger than any manager,if the board are the custodians of the club you pay to watch and support they make what they consider is best for the club. Im sure GM is a nice guy, but,i guess the cards were stacked against him, He will go to a club in the same circumstanses as
NW has come to you,good luck Saturday
I don't know what you comment was saying . my comment was about the referee on Saturday and his attitude before the match, nothing to do with anything else ,
[quote][p][bold]Bill is a Narcissist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]turbosview[/bold] wrote: 7/10 for the ref, one of poorest we have had for ages could not get the basics right,missed a lot even hand balls. a good solid performance from york we should fear no one and i think calvin andrews will turn into a class find a hand full from the moment he came on.[/p][/quote]I don't know if you saw it, but as he come out on the pitch he was laughing and joking with their manager, not the thing to do,[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]I'LL tell you why Smart **** , or are you that simple you cant work it out ? you seem to take pleasure in having a go at me irrespective of the content of my comments, Referees should NOT be seen to appear or take sides on or off the pitch, Do you now understand,?[/p][/quote]Why oh why do you find it necessary to resort to insults every single time someone dares to question your opinion. Must be something to do with being a Norwich supporter purporting to be something else....... What i'm reading here is what i read when NW was replaced here (Norwich) its all about opinion,but at the end of the day "the piper calls the tune" it dosen't make the guy better or worse its a matter of fact the club is bigger than any manager,if the board are the custodians of the club you pay to watch and support they make what they consider is best for the club. Im sure GM is a nice guy, but,i guess the cards were stacked against him, He will go to a club in the same circumstanses as NW has come to you,good luck Saturday[/p][/quote]I don't know what you comment was saying . my comment was about the referee on Saturday and his attitude before the match, nothing to do with anything else , bill bailey
  • Score: 0

9:21am Tue 1 Apr 14

Bill is a Narcissist says...

Some people diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy.
Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, include:
Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments
Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others
Envies others and believes others envy him/her
Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others
Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior
Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic
Other symptoms in addition to the ones defined by DSM-IV-TR include: Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, has trouble keeping healthy relationships with others, easily hurt or rejected, appears unemotional, and exaggerating special achievements and talents, setting unrealistic goals for himself/herself.
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterised by dramatic, emotional behaviour, and an over-inflated sense of self-importance that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.
In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to the traits of individuals with strong self-esteem and confidence; differentiation occurs when the underlying psychological structures of these traits are considered pathological. Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of NPD, in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.
Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. They are unable to relate, understand, and rationalize the feelings of others. Instead of behaving in a way that shows how they are feeling in the moment, they behave in the way that they feel they are expected to behave or what gives them the most attention
Some people diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy. Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, include: Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others Envies others and believes others envy him/her Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic Other symptoms in addition to the ones defined by DSM-IV-TR include: Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, has trouble keeping healthy relationships with others, easily hurt or rejected, appears unemotional, and exaggerating special achievements and talents, setting unrealistic goals for himself/herself. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterised by dramatic, emotional behaviour, and an over-inflated sense of self-importance that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders. In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to the traits of individuals with strong self-esteem and confidence; differentiation occurs when the underlying psychological structures of these traits are considered pathological. Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of NPD, in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.[8] Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. They are unable to relate, understand, and rationalize the feelings of others. Instead of behaving in a way that shows how they are feeling in the moment, they behave in the way that they feel they are expected to behave or what gives them the most attention Bill is a Narcissist
  • Score: 3

10:42am Tue 1 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

Bill is a Narcissist wrote:
Some people diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy.
Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, include:
Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments
Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others
Envies others and believes others envy him/her
Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others
Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior
Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic
Other symptoms in addition to the ones defined by DSM-IV-TR include: Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, has trouble keeping healthy relationships with others, easily hurt or rejected, appears unemotional, and exaggerating special achievements and talents, setting unrealistic goals for himself/herself.
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterised by dramatic, emotional behaviour, and an over-inflated sense of self-importance that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.
In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to the traits of individuals with strong self-esteem and confidence; differentiation occurs when the underlying psychological structures of these traits are considered pathological. Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of NPD, in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.
Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. They are unable to relate, understand, and rationalize the feelings of others. Instead of behaving in a way that shows how they are feeling in the moment, they behave in the way that they feel they are expected to behave or what gives them the most attention
You have got a problem, Seek help quickly .You seem to be well versed on the problem .Lets hope they can cure you, All the best mate.
[quote][p][bold]Bill is a Narcissist[/bold] wrote: Some people diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy. Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, include: Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others Envies others and believes others envy him/her Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic Other symptoms in addition to the ones defined by DSM-IV-TR include: Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, has trouble keeping healthy relationships with others, easily hurt or rejected, appears unemotional, and exaggerating special achievements and talents, setting unrealistic goals for himself/herself. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterised by dramatic, emotional behaviour, and an over-inflated sense of self-importance that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders. In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to the traits of individuals with strong self-esteem and confidence; differentiation occurs when the underlying psychological structures of these traits are considered pathological. Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of NPD, in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.[8] Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. They are unable to relate, understand, and rationalize the feelings of others. Instead of behaving in a way that shows how they are feeling in the moment, they behave in the way that they feel they are expected to behave or what gives them the most attention[/p][/quote]You have got a problem, Seek help quickly .You seem to be well versed on the problem .Lets hope they can cure you, All the best mate. bill bailey
  • Score: -1

11:19am Tue 1 Apr 14

NottsExile says...

The posts on here are taking the usual route. When we are doing badly we criticise the players, the manager, the board or anyone else whom we see as a relevant and appropriate target. When we are doing well we start to squabble amongst ourselves.

Let us for a moment consider that all those fantastic people at the Club read our comments and let us suppose that fans from other clubs also have a look.

At the start of the season nobody could have predicted our current circumstances where we are looking down at some teams who were seriously considered to make a real impact on the promotion places. We were not amongst those and there are a great number of teams in this and other divisions who are extremely worried and would love to be where we are.

So to those who are calling each other names, please do not waste your energy on negativity to one another but send a POSITIVE message to those at the club and those who read this comments section that we are all truly proud of our great club and what we have achieved up to this point. Let us also reflect on what may happen in the immediate, medium and long term AND ENJOY SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE ALL ACHIEVED TOGETHER.

Come on everyone - let's have one final positive push.
The posts on here are taking the usual route. When we are doing badly we criticise the players, the manager, the board or anyone else whom we see as a relevant and appropriate target. When we are doing well we start to squabble amongst ourselves. Let us for a moment consider that all those fantastic people at the Club read our comments and let us suppose that fans from other clubs also have a look. At the start of the season nobody could have predicted our current circumstances where we are looking down at some teams who were seriously considered to make a real impact on the promotion places. We were not amongst those and there are a great number of teams in this and other divisions who are extremely worried and would love to be where we are. So to those who are calling each other names, please do not waste your energy on negativity to one another but send a POSITIVE message to those at the club and those who read this comments section that we are all truly proud of our great club and what we have achieved up to this point. Let us also reflect on what may happen in the immediate, medium and long term AND ENJOY SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE ALL ACHIEVED TOGETHER. Come on everyone - let's have one final positive push. NottsExile
  • Score: 10

11:40am Tue 1 Apr 14

tips says...

NottsExile wrote:
The posts on here are taking the usual route. When we are doing badly we criticise the players, the manager, the board or anyone else whom we see as a relevant and appropriate target. When we are doing well we start to squabble amongst ourselves.

Let us for a moment consider that all those fantastic people at the Club read our comments and let us suppose that fans from other clubs also have a look.

At the start of the season nobody could have predicted our current circumstances where we are looking down at some teams who were seriously considered to make a real impact on the promotion places. We were not amongst those and there are a great number of teams in this and other divisions who are extremely worried and would love to be where we are.

So to those who are calling each other names, please do not waste your energy on negativity to one another but send a POSITIVE message to those at the club and those who read this comments section that we are all truly proud of our great club and what we have achieved up to this point. Let us also reflect on what may happen in the immediate, medium and long term AND ENJOY SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE ALL ACHIEVED TOGETHER.

Come on everyone - let's have one final positive push.
Agree entirely ....If there was an award for post of the month this would get it !. I am all for free speech and value other people's opinions even if I might not agree with them.I too dislike the constant bickering between certain posters on this site.
Let''s get behind the club at this exciting time for what could be a truly remarkable season
[quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: The posts on here are taking the usual route. When we are doing badly we criticise the players, the manager, the board or anyone else whom we see as a relevant and appropriate target. When we are doing well we start to squabble amongst ourselves. Let us for a moment consider that all those fantastic people at the Club read our comments and let us suppose that fans from other clubs also have a look. At the start of the season nobody could have predicted our current circumstances where we are looking down at some teams who were seriously considered to make a real impact on the promotion places. We were not amongst those and there are a great number of teams in this and other divisions who are extremely worried and would love to be where we are. So to those who are calling each other names, please do not waste your energy on negativity to one another but send a POSITIVE message to those at the club and those who read this comments section that we are all truly proud of our great club and what we have achieved up to this point. Let us also reflect on what may happen in the immediate, medium and long term AND ENJOY SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE ALL ACHIEVED TOGETHER. Come on everyone - let's have one final positive push.[/p][/quote]Agree entirely ....If there was an award for post of the month this would get it !. I am all for free speech and value other people's opinions even if I might not agree with them.I too dislike the constant bickering between certain posters on this site. Let''s get behind the club at this exciting time for what could be a truly remarkable season tips
  • Score: 3

11:44am Tue 1 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

NottsExile wrote:
The posts on here are taking the usual route. When we are doing badly we criticise the players, the manager, the board or anyone else whom we see as a relevant and appropriate target. When we are doing well we start to squabble amongst ourselves.

Let us for a moment consider that all those fantastic people at the Club read our comments and let us suppose that fans from other clubs also have a look.

At the start of the season nobody could have predicted our current circumstances where we are looking down at some teams who were seriously considered to make a real impact on the promotion places. We were not amongst those and there are a great number of teams in this and other divisions who are extremely worried and would love to be where we are.

So to those who are calling each other names, please do not waste your energy on negativity to one another but send a POSITIVE message to those at the club and those who read this comments section that we are all truly proud of our great club and what we have achieved up to this point. Let us also reflect on what may happen in the immediate, medium and long term AND ENJOY SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE ALL ACHIEVED TOGETHER.

Come on everyone - let's have one final positive push.
Well said NE, I dont want to start by saying I said that,,But I did at the start of the season, I said the following.
1 We have a first class Manager
2 We have a forward looking Board
3 The owners are as dedicated as you can get
4 They will finish in the play offs
My admiration for all those at the club is unconditional, from the toilet cleaners
upwards, Look back its all there. As you said other clubs are now looking at the club with a certain amount of envy so they should we are stable and well run, whatever happens from now until the end of the season this will be the best for many a year , and all of us supporters should be proud to be part of all that has happened this season.
[quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: The posts on here are taking the usual route. When we are doing badly we criticise the players, the manager, the board or anyone else whom we see as a relevant and appropriate target. When we are doing well we start to squabble amongst ourselves. Let us for a moment consider that all those fantastic people at the Club read our comments and let us suppose that fans from other clubs also have a look. At the start of the season nobody could have predicted our current circumstances where we are looking down at some teams who were seriously considered to make a real impact on the promotion places. We were not amongst those and there are a great number of teams in this and other divisions who are extremely worried and would love to be where we are. So to those who are calling each other names, please do not waste your energy on negativity to one another but send a POSITIVE message to those at the club and those who read this comments section that we are all truly proud of our great club and what we have achieved up to this point. Let us also reflect on what may happen in the immediate, medium and long term AND ENJOY SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE ALL ACHIEVED TOGETHER. Come on everyone - let's have one final positive push.[/p][/quote]Well said NE, I dont want to start by saying I said that,,But I did at the start of the season, I said the following. 1 We have a first class Manager 2 We have a forward looking Board 3 The owners are as dedicated as you can get 4 They will finish in the play offs My admiration for all those at the club is unconditional, from the toilet cleaners upwards, Look back its all there. As you said other clubs are now looking at the club with a certain amount of envy so they should we are stable and well run, whatever happens from now until the end of the season this will be the best for many a year , and all of us supporters should be proud to be part of all that has happened this season. bill bailey
  • Score: 2

11:52am Tue 1 Apr 14

FortessBC says...

NottsExile wrote:
The posts on here are taking the usual route. When we are doing badly we criticise the players, the manager, the board or anyone else whom we see as a relevant and appropriate target. When we are doing well we start to squabble amongst ourselves.

Let us for a moment consider that all those fantastic people at the Club read our comments and let us suppose that fans from other clubs also have a look.

At the start of the season nobody could have predicted our current circumstances where we are looking down at some teams who were seriously considered to make a real impact on the promotion places. We were not amongst those and there are a great number of teams in this and other divisions who are extremely worried and would love to be where we are.

So to those who are calling each other names, please do not waste your energy on negativity to one another but send a POSITIVE message to those at the club and those who read this comments section that we are all truly proud of our great club and what we have achieved up to this point. Let us also reflect on what may happen in the immediate, medium and long term AND ENJOY SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE ALL ACHIEVED TOGETHER.

Come on everyone - let's have one final positive push.
At last a reasoned and sensible voice. I agree with everything you say. True York fans are enjoying the run of recent success and it is so nice to not be worrying about the bottom 6/7 places which is no doubt causing other fans of those clubs involved some sleepless nights. Whatever we achieve in these last 6 games it has been a great 2014 so far.
[quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: The posts on here are taking the usual route. When we are doing badly we criticise the players, the manager, the board or anyone else whom we see as a relevant and appropriate target. When we are doing well we start to squabble amongst ourselves. Let us for a moment consider that all those fantastic people at the Club read our comments and let us suppose that fans from other clubs also have a look. At the start of the season nobody could have predicted our current circumstances where we are looking down at some teams who were seriously considered to make a real impact on the promotion places. We were not amongst those and there are a great number of teams in this and other divisions who are extremely worried and would love to be where we are. So to those who are calling each other names, please do not waste your energy on negativity to one another but send a POSITIVE message to those at the club and those who read this comments section that we are all truly proud of our great club and what we have achieved up to this point. Let us also reflect on what may happen in the immediate, medium and long term AND ENJOY SHOUTING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE ALL ACHIEVED TOGETHER. Come on everyone - let's have one final positive push.[/p][/quote]At last a reasoned and sensible voice. I agree with everything you say. True York fans are enjoying the run of recent success and it is so nice to not be worrying about the bottom 6/7 places which is no doubt causing other fans of those clubs involved some sleepless nights. Whatever we achieve in these last 6 games it has been a great 2014 so far. FortessBC
  • Score: 4

1:56pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Wateryturtle says...

Biggest shame about Fletcher's injury is that it means Bowman is likely to play every game. Think this match showed again that he's not up the task of leading the line for a promotion chasing league 2 team.

Cant understad why he's so popular with the fans, he offers very little in my opinion.
Biggest shame about Fletcher's injury is that it means Bowman is likely to play every game. Think this match showed again that he's not up the task of leading the line for a promotion chasing league 2 team. Cant understad why he's so popular with the fans, he offers very little in my opinion. Wateryturtle
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Wateryturtle says...

Biggest annoyance for me about Fletchers injury is that it now means Bowman will most likely play every game.

I cant see why he's so popular with the fan, i think this game proved, again, that he isnt good enough for a top league 2 team.
Biggest annoyance for me about Fletchers injury is that it now means Bowman will most likely play every game. I cant see why he's so popular with the fan, i think this game proved, again, that he isnt good enough for a top league 2 team. Wateryturtle
  • Score: -2

8:16pm Tue 1 Apr 14

No.4-IanHolmes says...

Bill is a Narcissist wrote:
Some people diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy.
Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, include:
Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments
Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others
Envies others and believes others envy him/her
Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others
Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior
Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic
Other symptoms in addition to the ones defined by DSM-IV-TR include: Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, has trouble keeping healthy relationships with others, easily hurt or rejected, appears unemotional, and exaggerating special achievements and talents, setting unrealistic goals for himself/herself.
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterised by dramatic, emotional behaviour, and an over-inflated sense of self-importance that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.
In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to the traits of individuals with strong self-esteem and confidence; differentiation occurs when the underlying psychological structures of these traits are considered pathological. Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of NPD, in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.
Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. They are unable to relate, understand, and rationalize the feelings of others. Instead of behaving in a way that shows how they are feeling in the moment, they behave in the way that they feel they are expected to behave or what gives them the most attention
I'm not Bill's greatest fan but have to say this is rather pathetic. Haven't you got anything better to do?
[quote][p][bold]Bill is a Narcissist[/bold] wrote: Some people diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy. Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, include: Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others Envies others and believes others envy him/her Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic Other symptoms in addition to the ones defined by DSM-IV-TR include: Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, has trouble keeping healthy relationships with others, easily hurt or rejected, appears unemotional, and exaggerating special achievements and talents, setting unrealistic goals for himself/herself. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterised by dramatic, emotional behaviour, and an over-inflated sense of self-importance that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders. In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to the traits of individuals with strong self-esteem and confidence; differentiation occurs when the underlying psychological structures of these traits are considered pathological. Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of NPD, in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.[8] Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. They are unable to relate, understand, and rationalize the feelings of others. Instead of behaving in a way that shows how they are feeling in the moment, they behave in the way that they feel they are expected to behave or what gives them the most attention[/p][/quote]I'm not Bill's greatest fan but have to say this is rather pathetic. Haven't you got anything better to do? No.4-IanHolmes
  • Score: 2

9:10pm Tue 1 Apr 14

openallhours says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
openallhours wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.
Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!!
Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.
No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.
Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.
I think you should change your name to closedallhours
It's definitely openallhours; right about Foyle, right about Mills, right about Chambers, right about staying up last season and right about everything coming good when most people were full of doom only a few weeks ago. All of my posts aside, our usernames are certainly accurate Mr Bottom (I bet you're a Richard, fondly known as Dick).
That would be: Foyle who made us a ton of money off play-offs/ cup runs/ player sales. Mills who got us promoted out of the Conference and won us the FA Trophy. And Chambers who scored the equaliser at Wembley as well as countless other crucial goals. Yes. Yes you were really "right" to slag those people off. I've got to say, it makes me smile that you simply CANNOT be happy now that City are doing well- you just have to pick out a new person to be negative about (in this case Penn, who by all accounts has been solid as a rock). Go crawl back under your rock and let the rest of us support the team.
What about the abuse you directed at Worthington only a few weeks ago? LOL
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Looking at the last 2 performances, you wouldn't think that we were unbeaten in 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws. Today was poor and we were lucky to get a point in the end. There were far too many sloppy errors (Penn, Reed and Hayhurst the main culprits) and whilst Coulson & Bowman worked hard, nothing fell into place for them. Calvin Andrew deserves a start next week as he looked more effective when he came on, and Pope had a strong game (as usual). We certainly miss Carson & Fletcher, but we've remained unbeaten and that keeps things going in the right direction. Hopefully we'll raise our game against Rochdale next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Today wasn't poor!!!!!!! Enjoyed it. Defence was brilliant!!!!![/p][/quote]Good for you. But you must have missed the number of times we needlessly gave the ball away, the number of unforced errors we made and the silly mistakes that occurred through lack of concentration. Factor in the no goals scored, and the fact that we missed out on a 7th consecutive victory, I'd like to know what tablets (or hallucinogenic substance) that you're on to put you in the mental state to find that enjoyable.[/p][/quote]No need to be clever openallhours. I go to the games with my daughter, and granddaughter , and we all said "we enjoyed that today" as we walked out of BC. If you expect no unforced errors and no silly mistakes, I think you are watching your football at the wrong place. What you have got now, is a hard working, honest York City squad, giving their all. What more could a supporter want.[/p][/quote]Clever about what? If you enjoy goalless games in which we frequently give the ball away and can't get a shot on target then that's up to you. However, just because you, your daughter, granddaughter, auntie, niece etc had a nice day, doesn't mean that everybody else did.[/p][/quote]I think you should change your name to closedallhours[/p][/quote]It's definitely openallhours; right about Foyle, right about Mills, right about Chambers, right about staying up last season and right about everything coming good when most people were full of doom only a few weeks ago. All of my posts aside, our usernames are certainly accurate Mr Bottom (I bet you're a Richard, fondly known as Dick).[/p][/quote]That would be: Foyle who made us a ton of money off play-offs/ cup runs/ player sales. Mills who got us promoted out of the Conference and won us the FA Trophy. And Chambers who scored the equaliser at Wembley as well as countless other crucial goals. Yes. Yes you were really "right" to slag those people off. I've got to say, it makes me smile that you simply CANNOT be happy now that City are doing well- you just have to pick out a new person to be negative about (in this case Penn, who by all accounts has been solid as a rock). Go crawl back under your rock and let the rest of us support the team.[/p][/quote]What about the abuse you directed at Worthington only a few weeks ago? LOL openallhours
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